The Harrogates ~ A Heart for Africa #writephoto

After having lunch in the market town of Pickering, the tour group made their way up the narrow, twisted path flanked by colorful hedges and shrubs, paused to take photos of the stone monument before trekking across the sprawling acres of land to the Harrogate Estate, one of the stately homes in Yorkshire associated with the slave business.

Rashida stood in the impressive Great Hall at the Harrogate estate, studying the paintings which hung from the walls. They were mostly family portraits and other members of the aristocracy. The estate belonged to James Harrogate, a banker and sugar importer who held shares in 20 ships involved in the slave trade between Barbados and Africa. It made her sick to think that this man, like many others such as he, became rich off of Africans who were taken from their homes and brought to strange lands as slaves. The journeys were long, treacherous and many slaves died.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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3 Responses to The Harrogates ~ A Heart for Africa #writephoto

  1. Léa says:

    Sue, you are such a tease by tempting us with such an inviting path… 🙂 x


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